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Most often, people refer to present time as a state of consciousness. Present time is living in the moment or bringing oneself back to the moment upon conscious recognition that one is behaving in a past habit pattern. One’s conscious mind may be in present time, but much of the time, one is still reacting with a past consciousness behavior.

 

 

In present consciousness, one begins to recognize that their behavior/reaction/response must originate from their present consciousness state. They have a new belief system, but often times, behave from their old belief systems – because behavior/reaction is usually an immediate response to a situation and even if they bring themselves back to the present time, they will respond with past (habitual) consciousness – because this feels the most normal and does not require an uncomfortable reaction. Comfort plays a major role in how/when/what people respond/react to. It is a missed opportunity to use free will even though they may bring themselves back into present time. Present time does not equal present consciousness. Past consciousness can become a muscle memory. It reacts before someone is even able to make the decision of what to do. Present consciousness means to create a habit of examining the situation, examining the possible reactions/responses, and then using free will to make a choice about the response/outcome. Present consciousness puts the individual into the driver’s seat -- choosing the direction and being responsible for getting there and regarding what he/she finds there.

free will = freedom = responsibility! 

 Free will means one has the freedom to make his/her own decision(s),
but must take responsibility for what the decision creates.

 

PRESENT TIME and PRESENT CONSCIOUSNESS ARE DIFFERENT...

PRESENT TIME/MOMENT is the time/moment that you are outside your jar examining the moment you are experiencing through your present consciousness rather than through your jar (your book of rules).

--  Present time is living in the moment or bringing oneself back to the moment upon conscious recognition that one is behaving in a past habit pattern.   Keep in mind that one’s conscious mind may be in present time, but much of the time, one is still reacting with a past consciousness behavior.

--  Behavior/reaction is usually an immediate response to a situation and even if one brings one’s self back to present time, he/she will still react with past (habitual) consciousness – because this feels the most normal.   Comfort plays a major role in how/when/what people respond/react to.

       

PRESENT CONSCIOUSNESS

--  Using present consciousness creates a habit of examining the situation in the present moment, for possible reactions/responses, and then using free will to make a choice about one’s response.

--  Puts you into the driver’s seat – choosing the direction and being responsible for getting there and what you find there… 

Get into the present moment, evaluate the challenge,
then use your present consciousness to respond to it!

Living your life through present time and present consciousness lifts you out of chaos
and allows you to see/be conscious of your life’s situation/challenge/lesson
before you react to it; 
giving you the choice to respond
(“for your highest good and the good of all concerned”),
rather than react, to the challenge.

 

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